Mud Run: Yes, it sounds a little scary and gross — like something you never want to experience in the middle of a hot date. But in reality, while it is a little scary and gross (like being trapped in an elevator with Snooki), it’s totally fun and could make for an awesome date with your guy or a bonding experience with the girls!
We talked to Jimmy Gohsman of Dirty Girl Mud Runs about the latest trend in adventure sports!
The Dirt on Mud Runs: “A mud run is a course varying in distance from 5k and up. The course consists of various military-style obstacles and incorporates as much mud as possible.”
Who Can Play Dirty: Everyone! “Chances are there is a mud run near you during the warm weather months.” Even The Real Housewives of Orange County got in on the dirt-throwing action this season! (This is the first time they were throwing actual dirt.)
Picking your Filth Level: Mud runs vary from the non-competitive Dirty Girl races to other hardcore races which “try to test the limits of physical fitness,” Gohsman said. “Some even have zombies running after you.” (Or was that Heather from RHOOC?)
To get down and dirty, check out listings for mud runs in your area. And if you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone and take on a race with your gals, Dirty Girl Mud Runs will be in eight cities this year, and a portion of the proceeds go to The National Breast Cancer Foundation! So don’t be a stick in the mud, sign up now!
xx, The FabFitFun Team